United States Naval Academy

United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy, USNA, is a four year undergraduate, military academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Academy, which was established in 1845 by George Bancroft, Secretary of the Navy, occupies a 338 acre naval base. USNA provides its students with moral, academic or professional, and physical education. The divisions of the Academy are as follows:

  • Division of Engineering and Weapons
  • Division of Humanities & Social Science
  • Division of Information Technology Services
  • Division of Mathematics and Science
  • Division of Professional Development
  • Officer Development

USNA students participate in baseball, basketball, heavyweight and lightweight wrestling, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, soccer, sprint football, squash, swimming, water polo, diving, sailing, rifle, and volleyball. Students of the USNA can choose from more than 90 clubs and organizations including the Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society.

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United States Naval Academy
121 Blake Road
Annapolis , MD 21402-5000
General Phone: (410) 293-1000

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United States Naval Academy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts447English, economics, econometrics, political science, history
Engineering376engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, naval and marine engineering, ocean engineering, systems engineering
Science124physical sciences, chemistry, oceanography, physics
Computer Science and Engineering57information technology, computer science

Number of programs and degrees for United States Naval Academy in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,05119

United States Naval Academy Student Body

In 2007-2008, United States Naval Academy had a total enrollment of 4,441 students (5,128 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 79%
Women 21%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 41%
(Foreign Students) 59%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 36%
20-21 46%
22-24 16%
25-29 1%

United States Naval Academy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 95 %

United States Naval Academy Room and Board (2007)

United States Naval Academy offers campus housing for 4,700 of its 5,128 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Annapolis, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

United States Naval Academy Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal560670
SAT Math600700
ACT Verbal2431
ACT Math2631

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT86%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT60%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

United States Naval Academy Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
United States Naval Academy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 210100)

United States Naval Academy Faculty

United States Naval Academy has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year14$155,2456$141,475
All faculty totalcalendar year14$155,2456$141,475

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year114$142,11337$134,059
Associate professoracademic year69$114,32828$107,653
Assistant professoracademic year64$89,00941$87,094
Instructoracademic year10$70,5979$74,683
All faculty totalacademic year257$118,646115$106,239

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

United States Naval Academy Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Division I-A Independents
Basketball Patriot League
Baseball Patriot League
Track Patriot League

United States Naval Academy Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Systems Engineering

Liberal Arts
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Chemistry, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

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